My book, Chemical Reactions!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids, is out! To celebrate, I’m sharing two messy science experiments from the book.
Category: Science at Home : STEM
WHO IS THE ANGRIEST BIRD OF ALL? Who is the angriest bird of all? If you had to guess, I bet you’d think of birds with a reputation for meanness. An ostrich can kill a lion with their mighty kick. Or perhaps the cassowaries of Australia & New Zealand come to mind. They’ve actually killed
Easy and forensic seem like a dichotomy but it is possible to find easy forensic science experiments. You can do them with your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, as a classroom activity or for a birthday party, with minimal materials! I’m going to show you how.
I’ve written several posts about new species of animals. It made me wonder how difficult it would be to find a new species! Where would we even begin? So I decided to investigate exactly how to discover a new species.
Can bacteria break down plastic? As in plastic-eating bacteria? That sounds like science fiction, especially considering that plastic is manmade. Guess what?
I bet you want to know the best way to keep your brain sharp! Naturally, I investigated with science. I found the answers. One solution is wickedly simple!
Does the 7 minute workout work? With this darn pandemic wearing thin, it’s more vital than ever to find a way to exercise. You may not feel comfortable going back to the gym. Avoiding people on crowded paths is dodgy. (pun intended) The obvious answer is working out at home. What about the 7 minute workout to increase metabolism?
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of 2020. 2021 will be better. I’ve just compiled a list of the top 12 astronomy events in 2021!
From meteor showers to lunar eclipses and solar eclipses, with chances to see Mercury in the horizon and Saturn at opposition, these astronomical events ARE happening, no matter what’s going on with us humans. They’ll be spectacular, and require nothing but a clear sky.
I’ve mapped out two fun, easy experiments that you can do with your kids, grandkids, highlight in a zoom meeting, or classroom.
I shouldn’t call science a trick, but both of these easy experiments make great practical jokes.
So let’s get to it. Time to trick…I mean impress your posse with science at home!
Do your kids love science fiction books? If you want to hook your kids or classroom into some great science fiction or science themed books, I’ve got your back! Here are some great science fiction middle grade books for ages 8-14!
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